Due to COVID-19 and San Mateo County health restrictions on gatherings, the 3rd annual Student Film Fest screening and awards ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, has been canceled.
But the competition will go on! The deadline for film submittals has been extended until Sunday, March 22. Details about the announcement of winners will be forthcoming. Be sure to check the BurlingameFilmFest.org website for the latest updates. See below for information about how to enter the Film Fest.
Here’s something to keep kids who are out of school busy this week. Students in grades 4 through 12 who live or attend school in San Mateo County are invited to enter the Student Film Fest cosponsored by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) and the Burlingame Environmental Club of Burlingame High School.
CEC is awarding cash prizes to student filmmakers in three categories: grades 4-5 ($75 plus a pizza party), grades 6-8 ($150) and high school ($350). Students who wish to enter should submit an original video, not more than five minutes in length, on the environmental topic of their choice by March 22, 2020. Details about the announcement of winners will be forthcoming.
The lead judge for the competition will be award-winning filmmaker Kristin Tieche (shown at right). Her work has aired on National Geographic, CBC, the Smithsonian Channel, the Science Channel, Al Jazeera America, PBS, CBS–5, Fox Worldwide, LinkTV, the Food Network, Home & Garden and NorCal Public Media. Kristin makes films about wildlife, sustainability and climate change which provide viewers with immersive and visceral experiences that inspire action and transform minds. She is known for her award-winning films, including “Forms of Identification” (2011), “The Spinster” (2013) and “Velo Visionaries” (2015-2017).